Build.com is the 3rd largest online home improvement retailer in the country. The company has teamed up with Girls Who Code, Chico High School, and the Chico Unified School District to offer a local Girls Who Code club to all Chico area girls. The weekly program offers a basic foundation in computer science to 6th-12th grade girls. As a company which relies heavily on software developers and is also very involved in our community, the team at Build.com recognizes the lack of female software developers in our industry and feels passionately about encouraging more women to get involved in computer science.
The 20-week program will meet for two hours on Wednesday afternoons beginning in January, 2016 and will teach students how to make apps, games and websites using common software development programs and languages. Students commit to one semester but are encouraged to return for a 2nd and 3rd semester of the program, where they will take on leadership roles and more advanced projects. Club members also have exclusive access to jobs and internships at tech companies such as Facebook, Pinterest, and Build.com as members and alumni of a Girls Who Code club.
For more information and to sign up please go to www.gocodechico.com